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Trinity School of Medicine is an accredited international medical school offering the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree using curriculum based on medical education standards used in United States. Located in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinity is helping to fill a growing demand for new M.D.s in North America by educating its students.
In the United States alone, more than 42,000 students apply for just 18,000 available med school seats each year. To respond to this demand, a group of concerned educational and business leaders joined together to establish a unique medical training institution. The result of their efforts is Trinity School of Medicine.
Why Choose a Caribbean Medical School?
Students at Trinity School of Medicine enjoy a number of advantages over U.S. and Canadian medical schools:
- Cost: Trinity is less expensive than most US and Canadian medical schools (and more affordable than many Caribbean med schools).
- Small Class Size: Our low (3:1) teacher-to-student ratio means you receive excellent instruction, plus supplemental instruction and individual tutors as needed, to ensure your success.
- Hands-on Learning: Early opportunities for clinical experiences begin in the first term and are integral to each of the first five terms in the form of Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM). ICM includes weekly hospital-based patient care experiences for students.
- Location: St. Vincent and the Grenadines has much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast from volcano top hikes to botanical gardens and beautiful uncrowded beaches. The locals provide a warm and friendly environment and are proud to be in partnership with our institution.
- Faculty: Our faculty are focused on one thing: teaching. They're not burdened by the same pressures faced by faculty at larger, research-intensive medical schools; instead, their energies are dedicated to excellence in the classroom, where they have provided direct preliminary clinical training to more than 5,000 physicians now practicing in North America.
- Education: Trinity's curriculum follows the U.S. medical education model, based on established medical learning theory and practice. Trinity students will be prepared to embark upon their clinical training alongside students from U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
- Teaching Hospital: Introduction to Clinical Medicine takes place on-site at the 220-bed Milton Cato Memorial Hospital where Trinity has an exclusive affiliation making Trinity one of the few Caribbean medical schools with a truly integrated hospital experience.
- USMLE Test Prep: Trinity goes above and beyond to prepare students for the USMLE Step 1 test with formal, supplemental reviews after each term to ensure that what's been learned will be retained and applied at exam time. Additionally our low (8:1) student-to-teacher ratio means you'll receive personal attention, plus tutors offering extra instruction as needed, to ensure your success.
Our Hospital Partner
Through our partnership with Milton Cato Memorial, a 220-bed hospital located in downtown Kingston, St. Vincent, clinical experiences are integrated into each of the first five terms and include weekly hospital-based patient care experiences for students beginning in the first term. This part of the curriculum is taught by community physicians who have faculty appointments at Trinity School of Medicine and over 30 years of experience working with and training medical students in clinical medicine. The University of the West Indies also has approved the Hospital for full internships, clerkships in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and electives in other qualifying disciplines.
As a student at Trinity School of Medicine, you are eligible to register and sit for the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) Step1 and Step 2, the standard exams required of all U.S. and Canadian medical students.
After passing Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE and completing the educational requirements for the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, students are eligible for certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). With this certification in place, students are able to proceed to Step 3 of the USMLE for licensing and to participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
Trinity School of Medicine is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Trinity's accreditation is also approved by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education & Research (FAIMER), and is listed in its International Medical Education Directory (IMED).
About St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines lies between Saint Lucia and Grenada in the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea. The islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines include the main island of St. Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a parliamentary democracy within the British Commonwealth and the official language is English. St. Vincent offers a number of natural escapes whether you're interested in hiking to the top of La Soufriere volcano, touring the oldest botanical garden in the Western hemisphere or simply relaxing on an uncrowded beach.